Al-Serraj addresses UN General Assembly, brings nothing new but calls for more support

72 General Debate – 20 September. GNA Premier, Fayez Al-Serraj. (Photo: GNA)

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country.

“The Political Agreement which had been reached between the different parties after two years of negotiations remains the cornerstone for building new political institutions and transition in the country,” Al-Serraj said at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.

He also underscored that the aim is to ensure broad and inclusive participation and that the transition is vital to achieve stability in Libya.

Al-Serraj also announced that all parties in the country are ready to meet the challenges confronting Libya.

“The displaced within Libya are now returning to their homes and that the government is working to establish stability across the whole country.” Al-Serraj told the UN General Assembly.

On the economic side, Al-Serraj announced that oil production reached about one million barrels per day and urged for the resumption of international financial assistance as well as the repayment of Libyan financial assets abroad which have resulted in enormous losses to the country.

Meanwhile, speaking on migration and human trafficking, Al-Serraj expressed that no one country can tackle the issue by itself and urged for international support for Libya to address the challenges it confronts.

“I reiterate the need for strategic partnerships with friendly countries, and drew attention to the ongoing work to unify the country’s security forces and to make them capable of confronting the threats posed by terrorists.” He said in his address to the UNGA.

He also informed the General Assembly of adoption of new laws, with the technical support of the UN, to ensure protection of human rights in the country.

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